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Chocolate Chip Bars

Rated as 3.42 out of 5 Stars

"Chocolate chip cookies as bars!"
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Ingredients

servings 138
Original recipe yields 36 servings (36 bars)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In large bowl, cream shortening, eggs and brown sugar. Add in milk and vanilla extract and mix well. Gradually add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well blended.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips and stir until chips are evenly distributed in dough. Spread dough in pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 138 calories; 7.5 17.3 1.3 10 46 Full nutrition

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I think this is a great recipe - my family loves these bars, too. I would give it 5 stars, except I did make a couple changes. Instead of shortening, I always use real butter in this recipe. ...

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I thought I did something wrong when I first tasted this recipe but upon double checking, I realized this recipe is just not good. The shortening causes the bars to be greasy and there's way to...

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I think this is a great recipe - my family loves these bars, too. I would give it 5 stars, except I did make a couple changes. Instead of shortening, I always use real butter in this recipe. ...

Jan.'07: Just tried this recipe because of seeing 46 mostly-good reviews. They taste really good - and, yes, more cake-like but still delicious. Because of the wonderful comments from so many,...

I thought I did something wrong when I first tasted this recipe but upon double checking, I realized this recipe is just not good. The shortening causes the bars to be greasy and there's way to...

I've got it. The reason it is cake like (noted in other reviews) is because the size of the pan should be 15 x 10. You can't get 36 serving out of a 9 x 13 pan. I took the advise from the revi...

These are awful!

I thought I made these wrong. But, I double checked the recipe and I had followed it to a tee. They were very bland in taste and were as hard as a rock. Sure glad the function I was to take th...

Was very disappointed with this recipe. Needed a quick dessert for a meal we were putting together for a co-worker recuperating from surgery. Needed something easy, which these were. But the ...

After swapping the shortening for butter and regular milk for soymilk, I was pleased with my results. The bars' consistency landed somewhere between cake and bar which was fine with me.

This isn't a cookie at all! It's much more like a chocolate chip cake. Tastes nice, but it's cake...not cookie. We're very disappointed.